Director and Deputy Chair, Cloud Industry Forum
David is a well-known strategist, keynote speaker and influencer on cloud computing, digital transformation, social collaboration and ERP software. He is a Director and Deputy Chair of the Cloud Industry Forum, judges the UK Cloud Awards, and is Founder & CXO of digital strategy consultancy Agile Elephant. He is a specialist in sales, marketing and operations in the technology sector, and guest lectures on digital and social media at Henley Business School and on INSEEC’s MBA programme. David is an advisor and non-exec director for several companies, and a regular host on the tech TV channel Disruptive. Live.
Head of Security GRC & Centre of Excellence, Nationwide Building Society
Andy is an experienced cybersecurity leader who has held specialist intelligence and security appointments in the MOD. Andy has previously held senior cybersecurity roles at a defence consultancy provider, the Bank of England and other financial sector organisations and has provided both technical security support to specialist teams, strategic security management leadership teams and business executives throughout his career.
Dr Abdul Mohib
Group Head of Risk and Assurance, Peabody Trust
Abdul is a senior professional in risk, assurance, governance and internal controls. He has particular expertise in leading and setting direction for a variety of matrix-based organisations of varying sizes from different sectors including one of UK’s top employers, embedding three lines of defence models to ensure effective risk assurance and governance frameworks. Public protection is the consistent thread throughout his career, spanning from counterterrorism, food safety, rail transport to public health, and most recently social housing. Abdul has been an active member of the Government Risk Improvement Group (RIG) sharing best practice in risk management to further enhance the field of risk management across different Government Departments whilst also being an active member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). His skills and knowledge extend to scientific research on naturally occurring behaviour modifying insect pheromones for crop protection, business continuity and incidents management.
Head of Information Security Engagement, Pinsent Masons
Denise Beardon is Head of Information Security Engagement at Pinsent Masons, an international law firm. Before joining Pinsent Masons, she worked for The Security Company, a security awareness consultancy, where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of their behavioural change methodology, including qualitative and quantitative baseline research. During the past ten years, Denise has worked on many successful behavioural change programmes for several high-profile organisations.
Denise is committed to exploring the interaction between human behaviour and technology and understanding why people do what they do. This insight provides her with the ability to deliver tailored strategic behavioural change programmes that ensure the individual does not feel undermined but empowered to make the right choices. By using behavioural psychology at the heart of her programmes, Denise aims to bring positive change to any cybersecurity culture.
Prior to entering the world of cybersecurity awareness, Denise was internal communications manager for Cambridge Constabulary following a successful career in marketing communications in the private sector. She has a Masters in Crime Writing from the University East Anglia and is working on her debut novel.
Cyber Security Awareness Specialist, Pinsent Masons
Hannah Tufts is an independent strategic communications consultant specialising in cyber security awareness, as well as marketing and brand strategy for businesses in the cyber security industry across Europe. Hannah has been supporting Denise Beardon at international law firm, Pinsent Masons, throughout the last two years to develop educational content for colleagues with simplicity and empathy at its core. Hannah most recently delivered a comprehensive communications programme to support the global roll out of Pinsent Mason’s phishing simulation programme and is presenting alongside Denise to share the insights and results from this truly innovative case study.
Hannah possesses a coveted mix of technical cyber security knowledge, expertise in behaviour change, as well as 10 years’ experience in strategic marketing and communications for organisations in cyber security, finance and tech. Hannah graduated with Consciously Digital in 2019 to enhance her understanding of the neuroscientific impact of our relationship with technology, which became the focus of her collaboration with Pinsent Masons.
Hannah is also a keen advocate for diversity in cyber security, continues to work with organisations and schools to encourage young talent into the industry, and runs immersive programmes designed to enable people to exist, survive and thrive in our highly connected world.
Head of ICT, The Commonwealth Secretariat
Carina Kabajunga, who heads the Information Technology section at the Commonwealth Secretariat, has a special interest in the application of ICTs and Analytics in improving service provision in the public sector. Carina has in previous roles, worked in Government, Academia and the private sector, leading IT and Information Security initiatives, and promoting the use of Data and Data Governance in organisations. She has over 20 years\’ of experience as an Information Security and Data Management Practitioner and has served as a Board member for her local chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
Chief Information Officer, Natural History Museum
Ian Golding has been Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Data Privacy Officer leading global commercial technology program’s for over 20 years and has a passion for fostering collaboration and innovation to exploit the benefits of technology and data in permanent, interim, fractional and private consulting roles.
He has recently been Interim CIO at The Natural History Museum, developing the ‘Digital Twin’ Technology Vision to support its dual role as a centre of excellence in leading scientific research and as a world-leading museum.
In 2017 As the RNLI’s first CIO (Interim) he created the Institution’s first digital, information and technology strategy including new capability for fundraising, predictive analytics and data-based insights that will help the RNLl to break the chain of events that can tragically lead to drowning. Ian was also recently Interim IT Director at Southern Housing Group and prior to Interim roles was Group CIO, Data Privacy Officer and Senior Partner for The ERM Group through its largest growth phase over 4 private equity cycles, to 5,200 staff across 140 offices worldwide.
Ian is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on the IET Digital Panel, a Chartered Professional Fellow of the BCS, Fellow of The Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also an investor and mentors’ digital startups. By devoting time to assisting emerging businesses and small investments to advance, Ian’s aim is to help grow the digital ecosystem.
Head of Information Security, Tandem
Inga is the Head of Information Security at Tandem Bank where she is responsible for shaping and embedding the information security strategy and overlooking information security practices. Her primary focus is ensuring that data and information technology are safe.
Inga is particularly interested in and is a confident spokesperson on topics such as evolving security requirements, risks and threats of data breaches, and psychology of information security.
Whilst working for other financial services companies over the past 9 years, Inga has gained hands-on experience in successful application of security controls, data and metrics analytics and lead and managed multiple IT Governance and Cyber Resilience strategic initiatives.
Director of Information Security Education and Consulting, Harvard University
Sandy Silk is the Director of Information Security Education and Consulting at Harvard University, Founder of Cyber Risk and Resilience Consulting, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the MS in Information Security Leadership at Brandeis University. She excels at bringing together executive leaders, business teams, and IT professionals to align cyber risk management with strategic priorities and culture, risk tolerance levels, and positive customer experience. Her team at Harvard consults with researchers, faculty, and departments on security risks and controls for the data, technology, and vendors they use within their projects. Sandy is also involved in several Women in Technology (WIT) organizations and programs, and she led the creation of a WIT mentoring program at Harvard. Her prior information security career included positions with Fidelity Investments, Bose Corporation, and Wellington Management Company.